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About Us
K-9 Lifesavers, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, rescues homeless and abandoned dogs from high-kill shelters, owners who can no longer care for them, and other high-risk situations.

We work with dedicated volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, trainers, and kennels to provide loving temporary care while we find well-matched, carefully screened forever homes for each dog we take in.

We also serve as a support group to our adopters and all dog owners by providing ongoing education and resources for the well-being of their dogs, including the importance of proactive spay/neuter policies, positive behavior training, and good nutrition.


Read Emma’s Story in the December Issue of Washingtonian Magazine

| November 28th, 2012 | No Comments »

Inspired by Emma: Adopting a Pit Bull After losing my purebred boxer, I knew I wanted to adopt a dog. I never planned to bring home a pit-bull mix that would turn me into an advocate for her breed. By Douglas Sonders I woke in the middle of that anguishing night to find my best pal, Winston—a boxer—looking up at me from his usual place, nuzzled between my arm and chest. We stared at each other for an hour as I stroked his fur and told him he was a good boy. The next day, Halloween 2011, I had to put him to sleep. Winston had been fighting an aggressive growth on his spine that shut down his organs and took away his ability to walk. For months after he died, my heart felt wrecked. It took nearly a year before I was ready for another dog. I’d acquired Winston,

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Pre and Post Adoption Consultations with Spring Training

| August 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

Pre and Post Adoption Consultations Helping the newest member of your family get off on the right paw: Discover what kind of dog would be a good match for you Crate training and house training The basics of good manners How to stop problem behaviors before they start Dog and Puppy-proof your home Good nutrition Spring Training For Positively Good Dogs 202.664.4206 SpringTrainingForDogs.com Spring Training, LLC is independently owned and operated by Kelly Spring.   Kelly began working with dogs by volunteering with local rescue groups — fostering dozens of dogs and, eventually, co-founding an all-volunteer animal rescue organization.  While serving as a Director, she oversaw the care and welfare of nearly 1,000 dogs.  After many years volunteering in the DC rescue community, she decided to take her love of dogs and make it a career — and Spring Training was born! Call Spring Training for their price list and

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The Vet Is In- Bee Stings in Dogs

| August 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

Bee Stings in Dogs • Just like in people, a bee sting can be serious; dogs are more likely to be stung because of their natural curiosity and playful nature. • If a dog is stung by a bee or shows signs of a bee sting, remove the stinger if possible and seek professional help from your veterinarian. • Bee stings can be successfully treated and sometimes prevented. What You Need to Know Bee stings can be a serious event and even life threatening in some cases. Dogs are at greater risk for bee stings than people, as they tend to chase or play with things that move. Dogs are likely to get stung in the mouth or on the nose, face, or feet by several different insects, including bees, wasps, and hornets. Signs of Bee Stings • Crying out, running in circles, salivating • Mild signs include swelling of

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